After studying this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Define the key terms of political values, goals, and political actors.
- Explain the importance of cooperation, accommodation, and conflict resolution in understanding politics.
- Explain the role of political culture in politics.
- Examine the main features of constitutional government.
- Identify the main features of national interests.
- Examine the values of political elites and average citizens and the role each plays in politics